TULSA, Okla. — EMSA issued a Heat Alert Sunday after responding to at least 5 suspected heat-related calls in the Tulsa area.
Officials updated the alert at 5:45 p.m. after responding to those calls within a 24-hour period.
EMSA issued the warning with the following tips for people in the area dealing with the heat:
- PRE-HYDRATION is key in preventing heat-related illness
- Drink plenty of water or electrolyte replacement drinks several hours prior to (and during long exposure) to the summer heat
- No alcohol or caffeine
- NEVER leave kids or pets unattended in vehicles
- Wear light-colored, loose-fitting clothing (the color does make a difference)
- Grab a wide-brimmed hat if working outdoors
- Take plenty of breaks in the shade or inside
- If you do not have air conditioning, find a cooling station or public space (such as libraries or malls) during the day
- Also, don't limit your air conditioning. If you are concerned about your electric bill, call PSO. They have programs that could possibly help you.
- Use the buddy system if working outdoors and check on elderly neighbors.
The Salvation Army Center of Hope
102 N. Denver Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103
John 3:16 Mission
506 N. Cheyenne
Tulsa, Okla. 74103
Dennis R. Neill Equality Center
621 E. 4th St.
Tulsa, OK 74120
Noon – 9:00 p.m.
Tulsa County Social Services Cooling station
2401 Charles Page Blvd.
Tulsa OK 74127
8:30 a.m. – 8:00 .pm.
Dial 2-1-1 for locations, hours and other information. Dial 2-1-1 for information on applying for a window unit air conditioner or other resources.
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